The Wildcats finished the week with a 2-1 record in their first stretch of home matches of March.
The Wildcats kicked off their weekend with a sixth victory in a row over SFA in a four to three win. Junior Sylvia Viljoen extended her winning streak to five matches at the number two lines in singles and doubles.
“Friday was super windy and nasty outside, so I was super proud of our girls with the win over SFA,” said assistant coach Bryan Rainwater. “SFA didn’t give up and it was a good team victory once again. Sylvia’s a great player and she’s gained a lot of confidence in herself. It’s one of those things where she’s starting to believe in herself and winning those line two matches.”
On Sunday, the Wildcats struggled in a 5-2 loss to Sam Houston at home.
“We knew Sam Houston was gonna be good,” Rainwater said. “It was another one of those windy days, and they took it to us. They beat us in doubles, but we know we can beat anybody in singles. A couple matches didn’t go our way, and it just wasn’t our best day.”
With a quick turnaround on Tuesday, the Wildcats bounced back with a 4-2 victory over South Dakota despite Viljoen being out for singles.
“Today was really good for confidence after Sunday,” Rainwater said. “We’re a little banged up, so we’ve gotta be healthy for this weekend.”
Next up for the Wildcats is New Orleans and Nicholls this weekend at home. The Wildcats have never lost to New Orleans and have not lost to Nicholls since 2015.
“This is one of the weekends to bounce back,” Rainwater said. “New Orleans has been playing really well, and we can’t take anyone lightly. We have to keep our mentality and aim to win every single match.”